The DPSA is one of South African’s biggest employers and as such is able to supply an unparalleled selection of job opportunities.
Check Out CV Formats
Check out the Internet for recently suggested CV formats and make sure yours fits somewhere within the suggested guidelines, it is always a good idea to include a photo. Check thoroughly for spelling mistakes and words that have been repeated too many times.
Presentation is Key
Print out your CV on high quality paper and present it fully bound, the HR department of the DPSA is busy and to ensure your CV gets to the top of the pile and is looked at make sure it looks good.. Presentation is really important, the interviewer has only a short time to decide on your capabilities and like-ability and these decisions can be made very quickly and it would seem on insignificant details such as a well-planned and easy to read CV.
Whether you like sales or not when attending an interview you essentially selling yourself to the company or in this case DPSA Vacancies and you have to do everything in your power to convince them that you are the right candidate for their organization. Know in advance that interviewers are well connected people as people are their business and they will have done their homework on you. So equip yourself in advance clean up your social profiles, make sure your Facebook page and twitter account is acceptable for the general public and provides a good overall profile of you.
How can You make a difference to the DPSA?
Before you go for your interview, make sure you research the organization and have an idea of how you can make a difference to it, how are you going to add value? What is so special about you? These are the types of questions the interviewer will ask. Try to get an understanding of the working of the DPSA and where you would see yourself fitting into the organization, know this in advance as you will be asked.
Dress to Win that prize Job
Dress appropriately for the interview, it is much better to be overdressed than under-dressed, Google the organization and find out the general ethos of the environment, this should provide you with relevant information.
Time on Your Side
Make sure you arrive in plenty of time for the interview, try to be relaxed and yet attentive. Be approachable in your manner neither too casual nor too distant as this might be construed as arrogance. Be aware of your body language, answer questions thoroughly and pleasantly whist maintaining eye contact.
Interesting people are Interested…
Have a few questions prepared, perhaps about the company’s expansion plans or evolving technologies. Be interested and inquiring. Always thank the interviewer for their time and conclude the interview with a handshake.
We wish you the best of luck in your journey into the future and hopefully a full time career with the DPSA.
Though a younger workforce is preferred by some employers, a wide variety of career choices are still available to choose from.
As seen by the following statistics, employers are beginning to see the potential of more-experienced and older applicants.
The Bureau of Statistics showed that in Australia, between the period of August of 1989 to August of 2003, more than 380,000 jobs within the workforce aged 15-24 were lost to older workers. Even though most of Australia’s younger generation became full-time students, employers favored the older applicants. [Read more]
Being a teenager doesn’t mean you cannot find a good job to help you through school or for a bit of extra pocket money for needs and hobbies. Here is some advice if you are searching for a holiday job, part time job, or casual work.
There are laws across different countries that govern employment of teenagers. In South Africa, you have to be 15 years of age to be allowed to work, unless you are working in the industry of performing arts, and they hold a permit to employ people below the age of 15. If, however, you work less than 24 hours a month, this rule does not apply. [Read more]
Some people aim for a high position when searching for a job, to find a high career at once, but for others, they know that in order to find success in the job market, they may have to start from scratch. These people want to grow within the working world, to learn the basic fundamental principles of working and career life, and to establish a strong foundation of working relationships with their colleagues.
To enjoy and establish all of these, the person needs to find an entry-level job, which means a job that needs basic minimum skills and no experience requirement. [Read more]